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IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter
 2nd Quarter 2019
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Sensors Council VP Conferences elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Deepak Uttamchandani, Vice President Conferences, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from 1 March 2019. The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is Scotland's National Academy of Science and Letters and was established in 1783. Its activities cover a broad range of fields - science and technology, arts, humanities, medicine, social science, business and public service. Around 60-65 new Fellows are elected every year, of which three to four will have a background in engineering. Sensors Council extends its congratulations to Deepak Uttamchandani for this significant achievement!

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The IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter includes news useful to its members and highlights content of the current issue of IEEE Sensors Journal.

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I am writing this on my way back from a very successful IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems (INERTIAL) that just took place in Naples, Florida. The 6th edition of this symposium that its founder affectionately calls a “boutique” event was again a tremendous success: the number of registrants clearly exceeded our predictions, to actually reach the capacity of the host hotel and conference space! With the undeniable success of INERTIAL, the IEEE Sensors Council is now starting another topical conference, called IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS), on flexible and printable sensors and systems, which be held 7-10 July in Glasgow, Scotland. This promises to be an exciting event!

The IEEE Sensors Council administrative committee, or AdCom recently met, and there are several exciting developments stemming from this meeting! This includes the approval of another new topical conference on Sensors Interfaces, to be held starting in 2020; this new event will be industry focused and will feature select invited presentations. Another important point discussed at the AdCom is the state of the Council main publications. I am happy to report the both the IEEE Sensors Journal and IEEE Sensors Letters are doing very well, with increased number of papers submitted and published, while maintaining aa very thorough and selective review process. Thanks to the hard work of our editorial teams, both publications are leaders among IEEE periodicals in terms of fast submission to publication, with median "sub-to-pub" times on the order of seven weeks! The other publication administered by the Council, the IEEE Internet of Things Journal is also quickly establishing itself as a major IEEE periodical, which will publish up to 7,000 pages this year, and whose articles are routinely among the most downloaded of all IEEE articles!

Another important contribution of the Spring AdCom meeting is the definition of several small scale new initiatives that will be worked on by our volunteers in the remainder of 2019. Expect to see in 2019 increased activity in our WiSE (Women in Sensors) program, our very first sensors hackathon, the development of a summer camp for high school students, and further developments of an online portal on sensors technology!

Finally, let me point out two important opportunities for all sensors people: first, the IEEE Sensors Council awards are open for nomination – they recognize technical or service achievements and are open to all qualified individuals in the sensor community; so please think about nominating deserving colleagues by 15 May! Second, I will have the pleasure of welcoming you to my home city of Montreal, Canada, for the 2019 edition of IEEE SENSORS, our flagship conference; paper submissions are now open, so feel free to send in your contributions!

Fabrice Labeau
IEEE Sensors Council President


Consider nominating a deserving colleague for the following IEEE Sensors Council awards:
  • IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Awards (4 Awards)
  • IEEE Sensors Council Meritorious Service Award
  • IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper and Runner-Up Award
  • IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award
  • NEW: IEEE Sensors Council Lifetime Contribution Award
The IEEE Sensors Council Lifetime Contribution Award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the Council, in duration and magnitude of impact. Eligible candidates must have contributed to Council activities over a period of more than ten years and must have served in multiple elected leadership roles within the Council. Learn More.

Detailed instructions are available in the official Sensors Council award procedures. All nominations are due by 15 May 2019. The annual awards will be presented at the IEEE SENSORS Conference in Montreal, Canada on 27-30 October 2019. Please visit our website for more information on how to submit your nomination.


The IEEE Sensors Council AdCom meeting was held in Orlando, FL, USA, 29-31 March 2019. The AdCom meets twice per year, once at the beginning of the year and again at IEEE SENSORS. We would like to thank all our AdCom members for their service and look forward to a fruitful year!




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IEEE SENSORS 2019 will be held in Montreal, Canada from 27-30 October 2019. Paper submissions for SENSORS 2019 are now being accepted! For more information, please visit the SENSORS 2019 website.

Important Dates:
  • Proposal for Tutorials - 6 May 2019
  • Proposal for Focused Sessions - 6 May 2019
  • Paper Submission Deadline - 18 June 2019
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance - 10 August 2019
  • Submission of Final Papers - 31 August 2019


Call for Bids for SENSORS 2023
Groups interested in hosting the future IEEE SENSORS 2023 are encouraged to submit their Letters of Intent by 1 May 2019. The SENSORS Conference venue rotates between three geographical zones and therefore SENSORS 2023 will be held in Europe/Africa/Middle East. A summary of the bidding process and the bid package requirements can be found on our website.


Future IEEE SENSORS Conference Locations
IEEE SENSORS 2019: Montreal, Canada
IEEE SENSORS 2020: Rotterdam, Netherlands
IEEE SENSORS 2021: Sydney, Australia
IEEE SENSORS 2022: Dallas, Texas, USA
IEEE SENSORS 2023: TBD



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Save the Date: IEEE INERTIAL 2020 will be held in Hiroshima, Japan 23-26 March 2020 at the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima. The event continues our annual tradition of informal single-track international meetings discussing the latest developments in the area of modern inertial sensors and emerging applications.

Topics of Interest:
  • Sensors phenomena and modeling
  • Sensor systems and electronics
  • Atomic/quantum sensors
  • Low-cost manufacturing
  • Advanced packaging
  • Advanced test and evaluation
  • Aiding technology
  • Emerging applications
  • Best failed ideas



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The IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2019) is held 15-18 April 2019 in Limerick, Ireland. For more information, please visit the conference website.

YP Program:
The Young Professionals Program at IEEE WF-IoT 2019 includes Keynote Speaker, Dr. Martina Prendergast, University of Limerick and a YP BBQ. Read more information on the YP Program.

Women in Engineering Program:
The Women in Engineering Program at IEEE WF-IoT 2019 is designed to provide the opportunity to create communities to facilitate knowledge sharing and provide support through highly interactive sessions designed to foster discussion and collaboration. View the full schedule.



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The 18th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN 2019) will be held 26-29 May 2019 in Fukuoka, Japan. ISOEN 2019 provides a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners to share their latest findings, innovations and products in the area of artificial chemoreception.

Visit the conference website and register today!



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The 1st IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 7-10 July 2019. More details can be found on the FLEPS website. Topics of interest include:
  • Organic electronics
  • Emerging materials for flexible and printable systems
  • Manufacturing techniques (including printing)
  • High-throughput printable electronics
  • Organic/inorganic/hybrid flexible sensors and electronics
  • Stretchable/shrinkable sensors and electronics
  • Soft/smart wearable and implantable sensing systems
  • Disposable/reusable sensors and electronics
  • Printed large-area sensors and systems
  • Flexible or printed active and passive components (e.g. actuators, printed energy storage, generation devices, smart labels, RFID etc.)
  • Emerging applications of flexible electronics inc. IoT, smart cities etc
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Flexible/printable electronics in context with circular economy
Important Deadlines:
  • Full paper submission: Extended to 12 April 2019
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 12 May 2019
  • Author registration & standard registration: 31 May 2019
  • Final manuscript: 31 May 2019


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The 16th IEEE EMBS International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN’19) jointly organized with IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI’19) will be held at the UIC Forum, Chicago, IL, USA 19-22 May 2019.



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Magnetic Frontiers is an outstanding topical conference on emerging aspects of fundamental and applied magnetism, technically sponsored by the IEEE Magnetics Society and IEEE Magnetics Letters.

The 2nd Magnetic Frontiers: Magnetic Sensors will be held in Lisbon, Portugal 24-27 June 2019. The conference will provide a range of plenary and invited talks delivered by key researchers in the field as well as oral and poster presentations. The following topics will be covered: Ultra-small sensor, Ultra-low noise sensors, Robustness against harsh environments, New materials and approaches for magnetic sensors, Autonomous and low power magnetic sensors/ Harvesters for magnetic sensors, Integration challenges: CMOS, Flexible electronics, packaging, etc., Reaching the technological limits, Sensor networks and IoT, Applications: Information recording, Scanners and NDT, Encoders, biosensors, automotive and space, RF and communications, Robotics.

Important Dates:
  • Notification of orals and posters acceptance: 25 April 2019
  • Early Registration deadline: 10 June 2019
  • Call for papers close: 2 September 2019




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The 41st International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference will be held 23-27 July 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The overarching theme is "Biomedical engineering ranging from wellness to intensive care."

Important Dates:
Full Paper accept/reject notification: 5 April 2019
Full Paper final submission deadline: 17 April 2019




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The 2019 Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM 2019) will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, USA 4-8 November 2019.

Members of the international scientific and engineering communities interested in recent developments in fundamental and applied magnetism are cordially invited to attend the Conference and actively participate in its technical sessions. The scope of the Conference includes magnetic sensors. Conference papers will be published online in early 2020 in AIP Advances as a special topic. AIP Advances is an open access journal published by AIP Publishing, and articles are free to read, download and share, at no additional cost to authors of Conference papers.

Visit the conference website for more information and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!




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IEEE Sensors Letters


IEEE Sensors Letters is an electronic journal dedicated to publishing short manuscripts, quickly, on the latest and most significant developments in the field of sensors. The scope of the journal includes all aspects of sensors and sensing technology including the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing, signal processing, interface circuits and applications of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical and biological phenomena. Papers are limited to 4 pages with the stipulation that at least one column of each paper be devoted exclusively to references. Visit our website to learn more or read the latest issue of the journal on IEEE Xplore.



IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS)

The IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems is a new technical journal devoted to covering the rapidly evolving field of small air and space systems such as drones and small satellites. These platforms offer new, low-cost ways to accomplish a wide range of sensing functions for applications ranging from agriculture to land use and ocean surveys.

Papers are sought that address innovative approaches to solving problems related to the development and use of miniaturized platforms such as drones and CubeSats. The scope includes both the sensors (across the electromagnetic spectrum) and platform systems. These topics include: airframe, propulsion, controls, navigation, power, communication, etc. Papers addressing theory, application, and operation of small platforms along with the design and development of platforms and sensor systems are welcome. Papers covering educational activities in developing small platforms or their sensors are also encouraged.

For more information, please visit our website or contact John Schmalzel at schmalzel@rowan.edu.


IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (J-ERM)

The IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, sponsored by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), and IEEE Sensors Council, encourages the submission of manuscripts with scopes in state-of-the-art research related to electromagnetics theory, techniques and integration for medical and biological applications.

The focuses of the journal are on unifying the sciences and applications of medicine and biology related to and/or utilizing electromagnetics, radio frequency signals, and microwaves/millimeter-waves. The manuscripts emphasize important features in biological studies and practical aspects in medical applications. Instrumentation, device fabrication and development, hardware, software, interface, simulation, mathematics, and physics described in the manuscripts are to support their implementation for biological and medical applications.

Particularly, J-ERM is interested in articles about state-of-the-art sensors for medical, health-related, agricultural, environmental, and biological applications, utilizing electromagnetic techniques. The manuscripts can be original research or review types.

The journal is in electronic format. The authors are asked to provide a Visual Summary with a figure to summarize the achievements of research in the manuscript; and "Take-Home Messages" with maximum five bullet points to highlight the significance, innovation, and conclusion of the work. The details for manuscript submission are at the journal website.

Visit the Journal website: http://www.ieee-jerm.org
Contact information: Editor in Chief: Professor J.-C. Chiao
Email: Jerm-editor@ieee.org


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